Your Most Valuable Asset
There are 1,440 minutes in a day and how you use those determines your day, your week, your month, and inevitably, your life. I’ve often said to people, “write down your daily schedule, and that will tell me everything I need to know.”
I’ve said it before, time is your most valuable asset. Time can’t be taken back, refunded, or told to “wait a second”. Time keep going, whether you’re on board or not.
Now I’m not saying you have to work 24/7, because that will lead to burnout; but I am saying that how you use it is most key to self development and peace. Not just for you, but others as well.
It’s funny how on mornings I have to be out of the house, I become a multi juggler of all things. Whether it’s putting make-up on while blow drying someone’s hair, or eating toast while finding my clothes, I manage to make it out of that house on time. (or at least not too late) Why is that? Well, for starters, I can’t inspire people to be on time, if I’m not. Secondly, because my time is limited and I know it. Even though I’m managing lunch money, where keys are, and getting myself ready; my brain is still intently focused on what time it is. As soon as I placed a limit on my most valuable asset, accomplishing things became my sole mission.
Today I’m going to ask you to give away your most valuable asset, in spite of whatever craziness you have going on in your life. I’m also going to ask you to make it into a habit, or it won’t actually work.
Two excuses I hear most often are, “I don’t have the time” or “I don’t have the money”, and in this article I’m going to call your bluff, at least on one these.
You have one thousand, four hundred and forty minutes a day and because we know limitations work, I’m going to ask that you give away two minutes out of your one thousand, four hundred and forty.
Now that we’ve addressed the “I don’t have time” excuse, let’s get to work.
Spend 2 Minutes Validating Another Person Every Day
I want you to give your most valuable asset (time), and your most precious gift(your heart) to another person for 2 minutes everyday. For many of you, that 2 minutes needs to be spent in the mirror with yourself. Maybe you need to look yourself in the eyes and tell yourself you are worthy, that your strong, that you are capable.
Beyond that, how often do we really spend holding our children’s hands, looking into their beautiful eyes and telling them why they are amazing? When did you do that last?
There is no better way to spend your time that in the service of others, and the best way to serve is to love. It has to start at home, with you, and it has to start now.
How much time do we have left? Have you considered that? Hasn’t this year gone by faster than last, and don’t you still have a million things to do? Add up all the nagging you do with your partner in a day, and how minutes a day is that? Think about all the times you were too busy to talk, and then the day slipped away from you, leaving you wishing you could go back.
Time keeps going. Don’t waste it on busy-ness, or, as someone way smarter than me said, “Don’t throw your pearls to pigs.” Don’t give your best to that which will trample it, while your children eat crumbs from under your table.
We don’t even have 1,440 minutes, we only think we do. All that we have is now. The people in your life need to hear you say you love them, they need to know that you care. They need your most valuable asset and your most precious gift in order to grow, and only you can plant those seeds in others.
We each have the power to change the world through the seeds that we plant in others.
It’s not some “ripple effect”, it’s a harvest.
I’m challenging you to spend 2 minutes everyday validating someone in your life. Give those around you your most valuable asset and your most precious gift: your time and your love.
This teacher is a great example of what just 2 minutes a day can do to change the world.
Click to watch below.
Linda Lavender writes articles to help folks with Auto Immune Disease, Depression, Anxiety and other health related illnesses.